7 Times Gigi Hadid Was Super Inspirational On Social Media — PHOTOS
If you haven't read supermodel Gigi Hadid's body positive Instagram message, you're missing out on both an inspirational tribute to all women whose bodies don't fit the mold of whatever was popular five minutes ago, as well as incredible, thoughtful words on how art and fashion change and how people's perspective of the "perfect" body transforms over time right along with it. In other words, what everyone perceives as perfect is only perfect at a certain moment.
When the person grasping this notion is just 20 years old, you have to wonder what other mysteries of life she is onto that others haven't yet figured out. This isn't the first time Yolanda Foster's daughter has used social media to spread positive messages and make it crystal clear that she believes the opinions of fans and frenemies are nothing more than that: They clearly aren't going to change her attitude about life, nor are they going to influence designers to book her for fewer jobs or have any effect in the work she does.
Hadid has an astounding 6.5 million Instagram followers, and she seems to know that means she has the power to change minds, spread positivity, and shut down haters and hateful messages. Here are seven times she used her power for good.
1. When She Encouraged Fans To Be Builders
Four days before she posted her powerful message to body shamers, you could tell Hadid had kindness on the brain. Her post about leaving people better than you found them may have been a good message to her haters, one she hoped they would follow when thinking before posting nonsense on her IG, but it also encourages everyone to treat each other with the respect they deserve.
2. When She Made It Known She Appreciates Her Followers
Some celebs seem to take their fans for granted. But Hadid knows she is super lucky to appeal to a wide audience and shared the gratitude she felt in reaching 6 million followers with this sweet post.
3. When She Fed People In Need
The girl who already has everything is so selfless that, instead of requesting another luxury car or private jet to Ibiza on her birthday, she asked for food cards that she could distribute to the homeless. And then, to boot, she didn't forget to thank the people who made it possible with this awesome display.
4. When She Made Tyra Banks' Day
Tyra Banks loved Hadid's body positive message, and Hadid loves Banks, so she made sure she returned the compliment by letting the model know she has always served as an inspiration for her.
5. When She Gave A Shout-Out To Other Women's Bodies
Why stop with your pro-women message when you can drive your point home? Which is just what Hadid did when she gave a cool Twitter shout-out to ladies who have very different body types — all of which she believes are special, unique, and beautiful.
6. When She Used Twitter To Help Raise Money For A Child In Need
Thanks to Hadid, several thousand more people learned about Courtney Der, a young girl who was in a bad car accident and suffered serious injuries. Hadid is faced with a choice everyday to either use her influence for her own success or give back to others, and here's a stellar example of how she may have helped contribute to someone else's health and recovery.
7. When She Went To War With Cancer
Hadid has friend and photographer Lyon Herron's back — so much so that I wouldn't be surprised if she actually got this same tattoo on her arm. And, yet again, she offers a way for her followers to support children, teens, and young adults battling cancer.
Time and again, Hadid proves she has a heart of gold and isn't wasting the opportunity she has been given to reach millions of people every single day. She deserves kind words in return, and if that's not possible (as she suggests) just don't follow her.